Allyn L. Underwood Passed Over

Allyn L. Underwood, 59, born 11/27/1945, passed away peacefully after a long illness on May 25, 2005. He was predeceased by his parents, Martha and William Underwood; and a son, Matthew Underwood. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rita Underwood, Vestal, NY; three daughters and a son-in-law, Holly and Clifford Bickham, Stevensville, PA, Heather and Sarah Underwood, Vestal, NY; five sons, Andrew, David, Allyn J., Ethan and Peter Underwood, all of Vestal, NY; seven grandchildren, Clifford, Mariah, Jared, Leah, Daniel and Noah Bickham and Gabriel Underwood; one sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Jim Arnold, Brackney, PA; brother and sister-in-law, William and Linda Underwood, Endwell; mother-in-law, Eleanor McCartney, Endwell; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Judy McCartney, Vestal, NY, Mike McCartney, Hearne, TX, John and Karen McCartney, Syracuse, NY; sister-in-law, Teresa McCartney, Endicott; special cousin and his wife, Jack and Judy Davis, Friendsville, PA.; several other cousins, nieces and nephews, many friends in the Native Community and several special animal friends.

Allyn was a Vietnam War veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from the Endicott, NY Police Department after 23 years of service. Upon his retirement, he started a family business with his wife and children which grew into the Underwood Canoe Co. Allyn was a Native American Artisan, was an honored Abenaki Elder and taught educational programs throughout the Northeast United States and Canada. Allyn was a past member of the Cowasuck Band.

Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Allyn Underwood Memorial Fund or donations of live perennial plants may be made to be used for a memorial garden.

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